Spend More Time and Resources on the Mission
Accurately Identify What's Actually Causing Your Problems
Prevent Events from Recurring and Reduce Your Backlogs
WHY ARE MANY INDUSTRIES STILL USING THE SAME CAUSAL ANALYSIS METHODS DEVELOPED OVER 5 DECADES AGO?
The Fishbone was introduced in 1943. Most traditional causal analysis tools were in place by the 1970s. It's time to evolve to a method that matches modern society's need for speed and flexibility.
HYPER-INTEGRATED CAUSAL ANALYSIS (HCA)
A Modern, Revolutionary Approach That Changes Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Paradigms in Place for Over 50 Years!
HCA is a modern, revolutionary approach to root cause, integrating many traditional concepts into one lean, agile, accurate and amazingly fast approach. We like to call it the Ferrari of root cause methods.
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Comparative Timeline Analysis
Human Performance Evaluation
The Anatomy of an Event
5-Why's and Cause Trees
Cause & Effect Analysis
Common Cause Analysis
Ishikawa (the Fishbone)
Events & Causal Factors Charting
BLUEDRAGON's FRAMEWORK + HCA
THE OTHER GUYS
HYPER-INTEGRATED CAUSAL ANALYSIS (HCA)
LEAN, AGILE, SCALABLE, FLEXIBLE, ACCURATE AND COST-EFFECTIVE
BlueDragon'S HCA is arguably the leanest method on the market. [Lean is the elimination of waste in a process]. After three decades of development, BlueDragon's creator has eliminated many of the wasted time and energy in getting to the root causes. For example: subject matter experts are used sparingly (usually one to two hours); interviews are done in small groups; there is little or no note taking (answers are posted on the chart); results are validated as we go so there is no lengthy validation process; and, there is no lengthy report. See what our clients have to say.
The BlueDragon Framework provides the end product for the Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis. To increase its efficiency, we incorporated the four values of the Agile Manifesto into the methodology. For example: root causes are developed through interactions with subject experts and not through proprietary software; results are captures in their final format; end-users and process owners are brought in to collaborate in the root cause; and, there is great flexibility built in to the BlueDragon Framework in that any input or information can be processed any time it comes in. See what our clients have to say.
The BlueDragon Framework and HCA are scalable enough to be used to investigate any issue of any level of significance and complexity, making for a truly graded approach to causal analysis. There is a great benefit in using one scalable model for different levels of causal analysis: the more it is used, the more proficient the analysts become in identifying the deepest-seated causes for the event. Which, in turn, leads to better corrective actions. See what our clients have to say.
When investigating a complex problem, new information and inputs are coming in on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis. This requires adjusting timelines, researching requirements, generating new lines of inquiries and engaging different parts of the organization. Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis is flexible enough to take any new information in stride at any time in the process (even at the final briefing of the executives), providing for a more comprehensive and rigorous investigation with better results. See what our clients have to say.
Hyper-integrated Casual Analysis allows us to identify the deepest-seated causes of an event, issue or negative performance trend with amazing speed and accuracy. The method's accuracy comes from attacking the problem from multiple perspectives as outlined in the "Anatomy of an Event," from developing a great understanding of common causes, and by using an improved BlueDragon definition of a "root cause" that comes from three decades of complex problem solving. HCA guides the causal analysts through the comprehensive process of data analysis, the development of evidence-based lines of inquiry, and the cause and effect analysis using the subject matter expertise of applicable staff, vendors, suppliers, consultants, regulators and any other party that can help solve the problem. The overall results are outstanding. Using BlueDragon's HCA, our clients identified the root causes for issues that plagued them for months and years. See what our clients have to say.
BlueDragon's Hyper-integrated Causal Analysis combines many tools into a single framework and is the most lean, agile, scalable, flexible and accurate method in use at the Department of Energy's National Laboratories and the Nuclear Weapons Complex. BlueDragon is being adopted as quickly as clients can send their staff through one of our workshops. The net benefits are clear; significant cost savings can be realized once BlueDragon has been incorporated into your organization's Corrective Action Program and Contractor Assurance Systems. See what our clients have to say.